Ohio SHRM State CouncilAffiliate of The Society for Human Resource Management

2020 Ohio SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference

SAVE THE DATE!  April 29, 2020

Full conference schedule will be updated here as speakers are confirmed.

Each year Ohio SHRM pulls together state lawmakers and agency officials with HR professionals from Ohio and around the Midwest.  Last year attendees heard directly from Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted and several other spectacular speakers.  The issues discussed include LQBTQ and civil rights, workers’ compensation, healthcare, workforce development and occupational licensure reform as well as many other issues affecting the daily lives of HR professionals.  2020 will certainly be another vibrant year in politics and policy, especially since it is a presidential election year.  Political ads and public policy will be at the forefront of discussions at the state and federal level.  The speaker line up at the 2020 Ohio SHRM Employment Law + Legislative Conference will help you stay on top of such issues that affect your company and workplace. 

Newly Confirmed Speakers:

Don’t miss out – register today!


  • Full Day Registration: $150 until April 1, 2020 ($200 after April 1; $250 after April 15)
  • Legislative Breakfast ONLY - for HR Executives to join us for breakfast and meet with your House or Senate member: $25
  • Student Rate: $50 (Does not apply if you work full time in HR and are not a registered student)
One registration fee for either the local chapter legislative director or president will be at no charge. Click HERE to email Tony Fiore for the discount code.

Your registration includes the Breakfast Legislative Reception, Lunch and presentation materials on April 29, 2020. If you plan on staying at the Sheraton please make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling (614) 365-4500. Let the hotel know your stay is for the Ohio SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference.


Sponsorship Opportunities Available

  • Platinum Sponsorship: Advanced marketing to membership of conference; Prominent signage & four registrations to the event - $2,500
  • Gold Sponsor: Advanced marketing to membership of conference; Prominent signage & three registrations to the event - $1,500
  • Silver Sponsor: Prominent signage & two registrations to the event - $1,000
  • Bronze Sponsor: Signage - $500

Click HERE to email Tony Fiore for more information on sponsorships or Call 614.906.8669


Past conference speakers include:

  • Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (currently serves as Ohio’s 70thGovernor) 
  • Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (currently serves as Ohio’s 66th Lt. Governor)
  • Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (currently serves as Ohio’s 33rd State Auditor)
  • Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Deputy Solicitor for National Operations, Susan Harthill
  • Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor (former)
  • Ohio House Speaker
  • Sen. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon), Ohio Senate District 1, Chair, Senate Transportation Commerce & Labor
  • Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron), Ohio House District 35
  • Sen. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood), Ohio Senate District 23, Ranking Member, Senate Transportation Commerce & Labor
  • Sen. Tina Maharath, (D-Columbus) Ohio Senate District 3
  • Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Ohio House District 18, Assistant Minority Leader
  • Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights), Ohio House District 9
  • Stephanie McCloud, BWC Administrator/CEO
  • Stephanie Bostos-Demers , Chief Legal Counsel, Ohio Civil Rights Commission
  • Greg R. Lawson, Research Fellow, The Buckeye Institute
  • Kevin Boehner, Director, Small Business & Workforce Policy, Ohio Chamber of Commerce
  • Rea S. Hederman Jr., Executive Director of the Economic Research Center and Vice President of Policy, The Buckeye Institute
  • Keith Lake, VP of Government Affairs, Ohio Chamber of Commerce
  • Miranda Motter, President and CEO, Ohio Association of Health Plans

 Continuing Education Credits

We will be applying for SHRM, HRCI and CLE credits for the 2020 Ohio SHRM Employment Law + Legislative Conference.
The 2019 conference was pre-approved for: 
  • 9.0 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs); and,
  • 9.0 Business Credits from the HR Certification Institute.
  • 7.0 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits from the Ohio Supreme Court.
Note that all speaker presentations/handouts will be available prior to the conference via a link to download materials. The link will be sent via electronic mail.